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Comforting, delicious, creamy butter chicken is dairy free and made in the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken.

A warming and comforting recipe for slow cooker butter chicken.
Course Entree
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 241 kcal
Author The Pretty Bee


  • 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread use dairy butter if you prefer
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces full fat coconut milk
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • rice for serving


  1. Place the butter in the slow cooker along with the chopped onion. Turn the slow cooker on low heat and let the butter melt, and stir the onion to coat.
  2. Add the chicken, tomato sauce, coconut milk, and all of the spices. Stir.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low, or 4 hours on high.
  4. Serve the butter chicken over cooked Basmati rice.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 601mg17%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.